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Court grants NDF consultant bail to join peace talks

/ 11:38 AM August 12, 2016

National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Rafael Baylosis,  accused of multiple murder following the discovery of a mass grave in Leyte, on Friday “surfaced” at the Manila Regional Trial Court branch 32 and was granted bail.

He appeared before the court a few days before the start of  formal peace talks in Oslo, Norway on Aug. 20.

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The high court earlier revoked his P100,000 bail posted in 2007 after he jumped bail.

National Union of People’s Lawyers secretary general Edre Olalia, in a text message, said Judge Thelma Bunyi-Media has allowed Baylosis to post P150,000 bail.

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Olalia said Baylosis was assisted by NDFP Legal Consultant Atty. Rache Pastores from the Public Interest Law Center.

Baylosis is part of the Reciprocal Working Committee on Socio-Economic Reforms of the NDFP.

Baylosis is one of  50 accused of multiple murder following the discovery of a mass grave in Leyte containing remains of those believed to be victims of “Operation Venereal Disease” who were killed supposedly to purge the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army of suspected military informers.

His co-accused former partylist Representative Satur Ocampo, Randall Echanis and Vicente Ladlad have been allowed by the Supreme Court to attend the peace talks. CDG/rga

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